Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is the purpose of the tree on the home page?
A: The "tree of knowledge" is actually modelled on the famous cedar tree on the flag of Lebanon. It was felt content representation would be easier with the branches and leaves symbolising Key Learning Areas (KLA) and subjects respectively. In addition if you add www.edulists.com.au to your favourites a miniature icon of this tree will appear next to your URL when you are browsing this site. Thanks to Adam Barbary, a Dip Ed student at Monash University (2006) who provided this.
Q: Can I send attachments to the list directly?
A: Yes, but please limit this to small or zipped files. This is because not all subscribers have fast internet links and can be frustrated by large files that effectively slow their bandwidth to a crawl. There is a 1MB attachment size enforcement and any list messages larger than this will be rejected. For attachments that are larger than 1 MB, send them directly to Kevork at firstname.lastname@example.org in order to post on the web site supporting the list
Q: Where can a subscriber see a list of attachments sent to date?A: At the web site supporting the list or archives through the Newsgroups.
Q: I have changed my email, how do I update this on the lists?A: At http://www.edulists.com.au click on subscribe on the menu on the left then for each list you are on, select the list, follow the instructions to subscribe. A confirmation email returns to your email address which you need to reply to, so that the new subscription is complete. Repeat for each list. This prevents unauthorised subscriptions and retains only genuine ones. The old email will drop off after several failures. The list information page also guides a subscriber through an unsubscribe process if the old email address is still in use and the requirement is to not receive any more email at that address.
Q: Why is a password required to some web pages and how do I get one?
A: A password protected area has been set up within each web site for access to teacher sample work and resources to limit access to these to practising teachers only. You can obtain a password by filling in the form at any of the web sites that have a link to the "Password Request" page.